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Protein family review

The tektin family of microtubule-stabilizing proteins

Linda A Amos

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MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QH, UK

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Genome Biology 2008, 9:229  doi:10.1186/gb-2008-9-7-229

Published: 29 July 2008

Tektins are insoluble a-helical proteins essential for the construction of cilia and flagella and are found throughout the eukaryotes apart from higher plants.